Henry Croswell et al. in Church of St Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London - 8 February, 1880, 11:00 AM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 186:

The service began with military precision.

[…] 

O[rgan]. – Very small, good, played by a lady.

H[ymns]. – A. & M. "The Son of God goes forth …" and "How bright these glorious …"

C[hoir]. – Boys of the Regiment and a few girls - a model service for soldiers.

[The congregation numbered] 400 including 300 soldiers and 100 Tower residents all well behaved but few devout.

 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 186. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1549034320467 accessed: 7 July, 2022 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Church of St Peter-ad-Vincula, Tower of London

Listeners

Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher
1840-1893

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Peter-ad-Vincula Church Tower of London
'How bright these glorious spirits shine' performed by the choir and organist of St Peter-ad-Vincula Church Tower of London
'The Son of God goes forth to war' performed by the choir and organist of St Peter-ad-Vincula Church Tower of London

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 February, 1880, 11:00 AM
Duration 1 hours 20 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Henry Croswell (1840–93) kept a record of his visits to churches in London over a period of more than twelve years (1872–85). He made methodical notes about the number of clergy, the churchmanship, the congregation, the sermon and the church architecture, as well as commenting on the music that he heard (the organ, the hymns and the choir). The above listening experience has been extracted from one of these records. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:18:41 +0000
Approved on Sat, 04 Jul 2020 08:06:58 +0100